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American Family Association Founder Don Wildmon to Receive Prestigious Award at National Religious Broadcasters Convention This Week

Sunday, February 26, 2017 @ 12:00 AM

TUPELO, Miss.American Family Association (AFA, founder Don Wildmon will receive the 2017 National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) Hall of Fame Award later this week.

The ceremony to honor Wildmon is set for Thursday, March 2, at the NRB International Christian Media Convention in Orlando, Florida.

NRB’s most prestigious award is presented to an individual NRB member for invaluable contributions to the field of Christian communications, exhibition of the highest standards, and evidence of faithfulness in Christ.

“When he started American Family Association 40 years ago, my dad had no idea how far God would lead this ministry, but he knew he was called toward restoring Christian values in our culture,” said AFA President Tim Wildmon. “His wisdom and insight led him to start American Family Radio in 1991, and today his vision is alive through nearly 200 Christian radio stations nationwide.”

In congratulating Don Wildmon, NRB President and CEO Dr. Jerry A. Johnson said, “I am thankful for the tireless efforts of Don Wildmon and American Family Association. It can, at times, be difficult to stand up for what is right, but Don and AFA have done so these past four decades as part of their commitment to protect families across the nation—thereby protecting the very building blocks of our society. Their impact has been broadly felt.”

Wildmon founded the American Family Association, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, in 1977, while he was pastoring First United Methodist Church in Southaven, Miss. The original name of the ministry was National Federation for Decency but was changed to American Family Association in 1988.

For the past 40 years, AFA has been on the frontlines of America’s culture war, and will mark the four-decade milestone this summer.

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To interview a representative from American Family Association, contact Jen Retallick, 610-584-1096, ext. 100, or Deborah Hamilton, 610-584-1096, ext. 102, 215.815.7716.


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